Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

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Description

Marina Frolova-Walker's fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin's Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader's personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of "Socialist Realism," offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1954.

Product Details

Price
$78.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
May 24, 2016
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.5 X 9.3 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300208849

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About the Author

Marina Frolova-Walker was born and educated in Moscow, where she studied at the Moscow Conservatoire. She is professor of music history at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Clare College.